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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho criticised his side following their defeat saying that they deserved the loss and it cost the London Blues top place on the Premiership Table.

Chelsea lost due to second-half goals by Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy.

"I didn't like it. I think we deserved to loose," Mourinho said.

"We had a couple of good chances to score the equaliser, but they were in the game more than us, they fought more than us and they were much more committed than us.

"They were the best team on the pitch. If someone had to win, I think it was Newcastle, not us.

"The game was quite easy to play in the first half, but we were not sharp, we were not intense with the ball. So we let the game go, waiting for a chance to score a goal or a chance to concede and lose it, and that is exactly what I was telling the players at half-time."

It was only Chelsea's second league defeat of the season, bringing an end to a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

"I don't need to lose a match to be aware of [how competitive the league is]," said the former Real Madrid coach, whose side host Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"It is something I know and pass on to my players every game. I know exactly how it is. The race is there for everybody. If Arsenal win [against Liverpool] today, they open the gap. I didn't like my team today."

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